Istanbul Holiday & Luxury Gulet Cruise

Istanbul & Gulet Cruise

Istanbul Break & Gulet cruise | Prices from £1,498 per person

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One of the best ways to experience Turkey is to combine a short break in Istanbul with a relaxing gulet cruise . Sightseeing in Istanbul can be tiring so what better way to unwind than to spend the following 7 nights soaking up the sun on board a relaxing, authentic gulet cruise.

The total duration of this holiday will be 10 nights, however, you can stay longer or shorter in Istanbul as this type of holiday offers great flexibility - please contact us if you wish to tailor your own holiday experience.

Day 1: UK to Istanbul

Fly to Istanbul and meet our representative in Istanbul airport, private transfer to your chosen hotel.

Day 2 - 3: Istanbul

Choose to explore the city independently or book a sightseeing tour in advance. Istanbul is a vibrant city with lots to see and do.

Day 4: Istanbul to Gulet Cruise

Private transfer back to the Istanbul airport and fly to resort airport and meet our representative at the airport for private transfer to your Gulet.

Day 4 - 10: On board an authentic Gulet Cruise

Relax and enjoy the beauty of the Turkish Coast (or Greek Islands) in one of our luxury Gulet cruises. We offer a few different Gulets - Deluxe Gulet- Semercioglu IV which operates as all Inclusive basis, Seyhan Jan - Standard Plus gulet operates on Full Board & soft drinks basis. Or you can choose one of our Greek Island Standard Gulet Cruises as full board basis.

Day 11: Gulet Cruises to the UK

Pick up from your Gulet for the return private transfer to the airport and fly back to the UK.

Yasmak Sultan Hotel

4* - Bed & Breakfast

Yasmak Sultan is a charming four Star hotel in Istanbul that places you in the epicenter of the cultural heritage of this Eternal City. Rooms are newly renovated to offer our guests the harmony, comfort and warm atmosphere they deserve. From the hotel you have easy access to all most important and magical sights both of ancient Costantinople and modern Istanbul. Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern and the Grand Bazaar are at your doorstep. All that Istanbul's Old City Center has to offer is within walking distance of the Yasmak Sultan Hotel.


Nowy Efendi Hotel

Istanbul - 4* - Bed & Breakfast

The MDC Cave Hotel is located in a quiet and charming area within walking distance to the city centre and is surrounded by the extraordinary beauty and relaxing nature of the valleys and the unique fairy chimneys - a stunning location which makes the MDC Cave Hotel a special place to stay in Turkey.


Empire Palace Hotel

Istanbul - 4* - Bed & Breakfast

An authentic and comfortable hotel in a convenient location. This historical Ottoman house, built in the 17th century and situated in the old town of Istanbul, has been faithfully restored.   

Sultania Hotel Istanbul

4* Superior - Bed & Breakfast

Among all the cultures and civilizations of the city of Istanbul, the Ottoman Empire had the biggest impact on the city’s current atmosphere, since it was the most recent and had such a spectacular aesthetic style that was used in architecture, fashion, and decoration. The sultans of the Ottoman Empire used to live in places designed and decorated in this aesthetic style as a display of power and magnificence. 


Romance Hotel Istanbul

4* Superior - Bed & Breakfast

Inspired by the design of Ottoman Sultans’ talismanic robes, the decoration of the  Romance Hotel Istanbul  tells its guests uniquely charming story as they wander through the classy and modern corridors and communal spaces. 
Every room at the Romance Istanbul Hotel is elegantly furnished and harmonises modern style with a traditional Ottoman touch.


Sultanhan Hotel Istanbul

4* Superior - Bed & Breakfast

Sultanhan Hotel was built by preserving its historical architecture and  texture, it is more than just a hotel, it is a museum hotel. Sultanhan offers an unforgettable  experience to its guests with its special architecture and tastefully furnished  rooms. Sultanhan hotel offers comfortable and peaceful accommodation with full character of Ottoman time, feeling and living back in time like a Sultan.



Istanbul is uniquely positioned at the crossroads of the Orient and the Occident, with one foot in Europe and the other in Asia. For the perfect Two-centre holiday, combine a stay in Istanbul with a Turkish coastal resort or Cappadocia or just the city break alone.


Istanbul Daily Tours

Day 1 - Istanbul Classic Tour
Duration: 9 am to 4 pm.
Visit the most important popular sites of Istanbul in one full day tour.
St Sophia Museum, Byzantine Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar.

Day 2 - Istanbul Two Continents Tour
Duration: 9 am to 4 pm
One of the most beautiful sights in the world, the Bosphorus, is the strait separating two continents Europe and Asia. This tour includes a Bosphorus Cruise and visits the Spice Bazaar, Rustempasa Mosque, Beylerbeyi Palace, Bosphorous Bridge and Camlica Hill


Buket  Gulet 

Gulet Buket is 26 meteres long traditional wooden Gulet with 10 Cabins, maximum of 20 people. There are 3 friendly  crews will be serving for you on board.

All Cabins have air conditioning, ensuite facilities and hair dryer.

Gulet Buket has a relaxation spaces in the front and rear with enough sunbeds for all guests. In addition to that there are service kits, security equipment, glasses and pallets as well as table and chairs.  


Seyhan Jan Gulet

This gulet has been built using the best teak and mahogany materials available in a traditional style and offer excellent value for money, Price included Full board plus soft drinks.

Seyhan Jan was refurbished in 2016 and major improvements were made to the decks and the cabins. The large decks have been designed with space, comfort and relaxation in mind.


3 nights Istanbul City Breaks & 7 nights Gulet Cruise – Total 10 days from Price
Empire Palace / Nowy Efendi Hotel 4* BB in Istanbul & Seyhan Jan Luxury Gulet cruise - Full board £1,498
Empire Palace / Nowy Efendi Hotel 4* BB in Istanbul & Buket Gulet - Full board£1,448
Empire Palace / Nowy Efendi Hotel 4* BB in Istanbul & - Greek Island – Full board£1,698

Note: Staying in Istanbul Sultania or Romance Hotel from £150 pp extra. 

Price Includes:

  • Turkish airlines (or British Airways where available  ) flight to Istanbul from Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester,  Birmingham , Edinburgh and Dublin
  • Private transfer from the airport to your hotel in Istanbul
  • 3 nights BB in Istanbul
  • Transfer from Istanbul hotel to airport
  • Flight from Istanbul to resort airport
  • Transfers from local airport to the Gulet
  • stay 7 nights in Gulet cruises
  • Transfer to resort airport and flight back to the UK 

Flights info: 
Flights are included in above prices, however prices are subject to change depending on flight departure airports and flight timings. We can book any flight from any airport on request. Once you book flights with us, we will issue ATOL certificate for all packages including flights and you will be protected financially for any airline failures.  

Early booking discounts & loyalty discounts

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"I wanted to send you an e-mail now that we are back from our wonderful holiday. My wife and I wanted to express our sincere gratitude to you and the team at Diamond Star for arranging a truly unique style of holiday that we are still talking about to friends and family two weeks after we came home. The places we have visited, and the things we have seen were truly amazing, it will take a month or more to sort through our photos"  Andrew and June Welch - 24 Oct 2022

"Back from our holiday to Istanbul/Cappadocia what an awesome holiday. The hot air balloon was out of this world. Thank you Diamond Star for making it all possible special thanks to Nazan. I recommend this company to make your dreams come true."  Mrs Angela Bailey - 6 Oct 2022

"We arrived home from Fethiye on Monday, and would just like to thank you and Akin for planning an amazing trip. The gulet was fantastic and as usual, the Ece Saray Hotel was lovely. The staff there are some of the best we have come across, and the breakfasts were great. We are looking ahead to 2023 and were wondering if you could arrange a quote for a similar trip."  Sue and Mike Fedeczko - 28 September 2022

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